West Seattle Crime Watch: Car prowlers steal leafblowers, medical boot

Car break-ins are part of a sadly predictable holiday-season trend – and tonight we have two more reports. First, from Tish:
Sometime between 11 pm 12/11 and 9 am 12/12 someone entered our driveway, broke out the back window of our Sable wagon and stole two leafblowers. Police report has been submitted. We are located in the 9600 block of Marine View Drive SW [map].

And from KB:

I was parked behind the businesses (west side) on California and Oregon in the Junction lot for about 30 minutes (Tuesday) and returned to my car and someone had smashed the passenger side window and took a plastic bag with the medical boot I wear for my fractured foot and a canvas bag with a library book and some personal papers. They had also gone through the glove compartment. I went through the dumpsters in the alley hoping they would dump the bags, but couldn’t find them. Now I have to take the day off to go to the doctor and have the glass guy come out and replace my window. What I learned? Do NOT leave bags in car even if they don’t contain goods of great monetary value! Put your belongings in trunk! Also – it is very dark in that lot even at 4:30 pm. I wouldn’t park there again in the late afternoon or evening.

Here again is the official SPD car-prowl-prevention advice.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Car prowlers steal leafblowers, medical boot"

  • Flickertail December 12, 2012 (6:55 pm)

    Yeah. That is why I am often tempted to leave my pet Diamondback rattlesnake in my glove box when I run errands in my car…

  • old timer December 12, 2012 (9:57 pm)

    I’ve seen a lot of broken auto window glass in that lot, just north of the white tower apartments -(SHA?).
    Just a partial block away from the QFC, and Jefferson Square, but at night, a world apart.
    It IS a very dark place.
    And, this time of year, it’s night at 5:00 p.m.
    IMO, the merchants should take up a collection for more lights there. Maybe a camera or two.
    I’d kick in a few bucks.

    • WSB December 12, 2012 (11:55 pm)

      Old Timer – this time around, I believe the report is for the lot behind the old liquor store etc – we HAVE had other prowl reports from the lot you mention.

  • Rick December 13, 2012 (5:14 am)

    It’s been a couple of years but I would have settled for a broken window as opposed to stealing my whole dang Jeep!

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